Love Among the Chickens
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Love Among the Chickens

By P. G. Wodehouse
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- It sounds so weak-minded. But in the case of Love Among the Chickens it is unavoidable. It was not so much that you sympathised and encouraged - where you really came out strong was that you gave me the stuff. I like people who sympathise with me. I am grateful to those who encourage me. But the man to whom I raise the Wodehouse hat - owing to the increased cost of living, the same old brown one I had last year - it is being complained of on all sides, but the public must bear it like men till the straw hat season comes round - I say, the man to whom I raise this venerable relic is the man who gives me the material. Sixteen years ago, my William, when we were young and spritely lads; when you were a tricky centre-forward and I a fast bowler; when your head was covered with hair and my list of "Hobbies" in Who's Who included Boxing; I received from you one morning about thirty closely-written foolscap pages, giving me the details of your friend ---'s adventures on his Devonshire chicken farm. Round these I wove as funny a plot as I could, but the book stands or falls by the stuff you gave me about "Ukridge" - the things that actually happened.

Table of Contents
  • LOVE AMONG THE CHICKENS
    • BY
    • P. G. WODEHOUSE
      • DEDICATION
      • TO W. TOWNEND
    • CONTENTS
  • LOVE AMONG THE CHICKENS
    • CHAPTER I
      • A LETTER WITH A POSTSCRIPT
      • CHAPTER II
      • MR. AND MRS. S. F. UKRIDGE
      • CHAPTER III
      • WATERLOO STATION, SOME FELLOW-TRAVELLERS, AND A GIRL WITH BROWN HAIR
      • CHAPTER IV
      • THE ARRIVAL
      • CHAPTER V
      • BUCKLING TO
      • CHAPTER VI
      • MR. GARNET'S NARRATIVE—HAS TO DO WITH A REUNION
      • CHAPTER VII
      • THE ENTENTE CORDIALE IS SEALED
      • CHAPTER VIII
      • A LITTLE DINNER AT UKRIDGE'S
      • CHAPTER IX
      • DIES IRAE
      • CHAPTER X
      • I ENLIST THE SERVICES OF A MINION
      • CHAPTER XI
      • THE BRAVE PRESERVER
      • CHAPTER XII
      • SOME EMOTIONS AND YELLOW LUPIN
      • CHAPTER XIII
      • TEA AND TENNIS
      • CHAPTER XIV
      • A COUNCIL OF WAR
      • CHAPTER XV
      • THE ARRIVAL OF NEMESIS
      • CHAPTER XVI
      • A CHANCE MEETING
      • CHAPTER XVII
      • OF A SENTIMENTAL NATURE
      • CHAPTER XVIII
      • UKRIDGE GIVES ME ADVICE
      • CHAPTER XIX
      • ASKING PAPA
      • CHAPTER XX
      • SCIENTIFIC GOLF
      • CHAPTER XXI
      • THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM
      • CHAPTER XXII
      • THE STORM BREAKS
      • CHAPTER XXIII
      • AFTER THE STORM
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